- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (April 4, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1544737645
- ISBN-13: 978-1544737645
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #414,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing -- Second Edition Paperback – April 4, 2017
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About the Author
An attorney in private practice, Heather Meeker is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley who specializes in intellectual property transactions for technology clients in a range of industries including software, communications, educational testing, computer equipment, and medical devices. She has extensive experience in open source licensing strategies and in intellectual property and technology matters related to mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Meeker served as an adjunct professor of law at Hastings College of the Law and University of California Berkeley School of Law, teaching seminars on technology licensing. A member of the American Law Institute (ALI), she has served as an adviser to ALI projects, Principles of the Law of Software Contracts (2010) and Restatement of the Law, Copyright (ongoing). She has also served as counsel for the Mozilla Foundation and other open source organizations. Ms. Meeker graduated from Yale with a BA in economics and earned her JD from Boalt Hall School of Law, where she served as editor in chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Review. Prior to law school, she worked as a software engineer.
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The book also does a good job of representing different views on some of the more controversial open source licensing topics.
Overall - I would recommend this book to any business person who uses or supplies products with embedded open source.
-Fred von Lohmann, Legal Director, Copyright, Google Inc.